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In the Shakespearean play Macbeth the witches influence on how Macbeth made his decisions playing a crucial part in contributing to his eventual destruction The witches planted the seed of evil in Macbeths head that grew to dominate his mind But it was Macbeth who made the choices that determined his fate He was not forced to kill Duncan nor any of his other victims But after he murdered Duncan Macbeth lost his sanity The witches were easily able to control his mind They made him believe that he was invincible and then he willingly continued to fight when he knew that it would mean his doom The weird sisters planned Macbeths downfall but it was Macbeths own free will that lead him to it The witches influence Macbeths actions surroundings and motives In Macbeth there are many evil deeds that Macbeth committed in the play These include the murders of Duncan and Banquo Lady Macduff and her son Macbeth is also responsible for Scotlands disorder Macbeth plays the main role in each incident with the other characters being only minor and undeveloped acting as vehicles for Macbeths actions It is possible that it is not entirely Macbeths fault for the evil deeds in the play Three forces that cause these actions are the witches Lady Macbeth and Macbeths character flaws Although out of all three forces the witches are the most influential Macbeths meeting with the witches in Act II Scene II brings a prediction which symbolizes the beginning of Macbeths downfall All hail Macbeth hail to thee Thane of Glamis All hail Macbeth hail to thee Thane of Cawdor All hail Macbeth that shalt be King hereafter Macbeth is startled when he hears this prophecy He believes that his title is still Thane of Glamis yet here he has just been told that he shall be King Macbeth does not know Macdonwald has been sentenced to death for betraying his country The witches
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